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Union, United Grain deny agency's allegations

6:01 p.m. April 23
NLRB says both sides in dispute have engaged in unfair labor practices

In their long-running contract dispute, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver agree on at least one thing: The National Labor Relations Board's allegations that both sides have engaged in unfair labor practices are off base.

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Faster production boosts Boeing's 1Q profit

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press April 23, 2014 4:45 p.m.

Boeing’s increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press April 23, 2014 9:56 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

Job-finding events set for May in Vancouver

April 22, 2014 8:55 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, will host a job workshop May 9 and a job fair on May 14 in Vancouver.

GM fights for bankruptcy protection against liability

By Associated Press April 22, 2014 5:02 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

Eastern Washington family farm seeks investors

By Associated Press April 22, 2014 4:55 p.m.

KENNEWICK — A major Eastern Washington farm operation hopes to raise up to $48 million through a rare initial stock offering.

Tank car fleet is inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau April 22, 2014 4:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal regulations are completed, the use of inadequate cars will continue.

Clark County's economy grows by 4,800 jobs

By Aaron Corvin April 22, 2014 4:41 p.m.

Clark County’s economy expanded by 4,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in March.

John McKibbin appointed to head Identity Clark County

By Gordon Oliver April 22, 2014 10:27 a.m.

Business group will focus on infrastructure, leadership, and education.

High court hears streaming TV case

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press April 22, 2014 10:19 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.

Pizza chain Papa Murphy's sets terms for $70 million IPO

By Cami Joner April 22, 2014 4:24 p.m.

Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain Papa Murphy’s International has established a stock price for its initial public offering of $11 to $13 per share, according to Nasdaq.com.

Brunell: Tougher penalties for fraud are needed

By Don Brunell April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Steal $200,000 from a bank and you’ll go to prison. Steal $200,000 from the taxpayers and you’ll probably get a slap on the wrist.

BPA, Oregon Best partner on academic prize program

By The Columbian April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

The Bonneville Power Administration has partnered with the clean energy research consortium Oregon BEST in a new academic prize program to promote projects that support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest’s electric grid.

Nuclear debate on Clark Public Utilities agenda

By Aaron Corvin April 21, 2014 5:16 p.m.

A debate over the cost and safety of running the Pacific Northwest's only nuclear power plant has landed on the agenda of the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners, with a 212-page study by a renowned energy expert serving as the focal point.

Home loan lender convicted in mortgage fraud scheme

By The Columbian April 21, 2014 5:14 p.m.

A University Place man who once described himself as “a wolf” for his hardball lending tactics has been convicted in U.S. District Court of lying on federal loan applications and conspiracy to submit fraudulent applications.

Urban League to host annual career fair

By The Columbian April 21, 2014 5:14 p.m.

The Urban League of Portland will hold its annual Career Connections Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Double Tree Hotel, 1000 Multnomah St., Portland.